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there. it's an interesting tactic. make a quick point. the obama administration is selectively picks its issues it wants to go after and the one it doesn't. arizona decided they had their own immigration law. the department of justice says no, no, you can't do that. we'll sue you. arizona sues arizona. they will enforce the federal law, not the arizona law. pot in colorado, pot in washington state, you have your own law there. we'll look the other way on your law there. because they don't care about it. >> andrea: california. >> eric: not so much california. but the point they want guns. they want to go after guns so they will find a way, find an tissue go and really beef up the gun control. >> andrea: they also shrekively picked their allies, bob, right? >> bob: what administration doesn't pick issues they want to go after? >> eric: it esegregious. >> andrea: what about their allies? remember we listened to the left say wal-mart was evil, terrible now. they're partnering up with them? the nra was at the meeting today. they put out a statement. i know you have thoughts on it. here is wha
laden was shot in the head. should we release them? i don't know. >> obama: photos of someone being shot in the head floating around. >> cenk: let 'em go, let 'em go. and historic as usual, global warming all over the united states and now it's costing business in mississippi. and then we have a person who is an activist for the dream act and then all of a sudden her mother gets picked up by the authorities. get a look at this reaction. [ sobbing ] >> cenk: she's going to be on the show today. and then finally here we go again, another republican talking about legitimate rape. >> it is true. we tell couples all the time who are having trouble consuming because of the woman not ovulating, just relax. >> cenk: now wait until you find out the number of women who get pregnant because of rape in america. it's a stunning number. this is a stunning show. go time. [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> cenk: all right we got some good news about afghanistan, and the good news is we're leaving. president obama met with hamid karzai, the leader of afghanistan. >> the forces i have ordered to afghanistan have served
. the imperious obama presidency flat out refusing to negotiate with republicans on the national debt ceiling. the republicans led by speaker boehner are determined to take up debt and spending once again. this time he says the american people are on his side. the speaker today in the republican caucus meeting behind closed doors. bigger banner making it clear that the president's refusal to negotiate will not deter him or his party and the speaker said that the president said that he n't going to have a debate with us over the debt ceiling. he also sayshat he's not going to cut spending along with a debt limit hik. fiscal cliff behind us on the focus turns to spending. speaker boehner cited a new poll, shwing 72% of americans agree with him. but any increase in the debt lit must be accompanied by an equal amount in spending cuts. senator john cornyn saying that if the president intends the president intends to carry through with his no negotiation threat, but a government shutdown may be the only way to find resolution. the new senate majority leader is saying that it may be necessary to par
: good evening, everyone. the imperious obama presidency flat out refusing to negotiate with republicans on the national debt ceiling. the republicans led by speaker boehner are determined to take up debt and spending once again. this time he says the american people are on his side. the speaker today in the republican caucus meeting behind closed doors. bigger banner making it clear that the president's refusal to negotiate will not deter him or his party and the speaker said that the president said that he isn't going to have a debate with us over the debt ceiling. he also says that he's not going to cut spending along with a debt limit hike. fiscal cliff behind us on the focus turns to spending. speaker boehner cited a new poll showing 72% of americans agree with him. but any increase in the debt limit must be accompanied by an equal amount in spending cuts. senator john cornyn saying that if the president intends the president intends to carry through with his no negotiation threat but a government shutd
's there to protect us from tyrannical government. >> barack obama is getting inaugurated again. shows you the power of the nra. >> more guns means less crime. >> number of people in america killed by firearms is extraordinary. i don't think we're a blood thirsty culture. >> 1776 will commence again if you try to take our firearms. >> gabby and i are both gun owners but we have to do something. >> the republic will rise again when you attempt to take our guns. >> enough. >> the republicans are clearly in a strong position. >> is president obama now a crazed identi ed ideologue? >> but the president may have a trick up his sleeve. >> it was there in his slogan, change. >> he looks asian. >> asian people are not liberal by nature. they're usually more industrious and hard working. >> he was merely painting an entire race with one brush. >> staying classy, san diego. you got that reference? >> what is the name of this network again? >> i orred two urchins to write thank you notes. >> this place is run by a bunch of children. >> i can never find my car either. >> that's the story of the kangaroo in the
is among eight people killed by a u.s. drone strike in pakistan. as you probably know the obama administration has stepped up the use of drones overseas to target suspected terrorists. president obama's nomination of john brennan to be the next cia director suggests that trend is likely to continue. brennan, a strong proponent of drones as the president's chief counterterrorism advisor. for more on how the u.s. drone program works let's get to chief washington correspondent james rosen. he is live for us at the state department. james? >> reporter: jon, good morning. this program presents a consistent headache for the diplomats in this building and who must frequently contend with complaints from afghan and pakistani officials who say these drones all too often wind up killing innocent civilians instead of terrorists the drone program is one of the national security initiatives that president obama inherited from the bush administration and one which the current commander-in-chief has dramatically expanded. for all his criticism of president bush during the 2008 campaign over hi
to "washington journal" on this thursday, january 10, 2013. in the news today, president obama sees more cabinet changes. he's expected to name advisor jacob lew to the position of treasury secretary and labor secretary hilda solis has announced her plans to resign. the vice president continues meetings today on gun issues with hunters and gun owners, including the n.r.a. yesterday he sat down with advocates of gun control. we're focusing the "washington journal" this morning on the issue of immigration, its policies and politics, and we'll start by asking you what changes, if any, you'd like to see in immigration law. here are the numbers to call. democrats, 202-585-3880. republicans, 202-585-3881. and independent callers, 202-585-3882. we also have a live set up for illegal immigrants. they can call us at 202-585-3883. we're also online. you can join the conversation on social media. accepted us a tweet by writing, @cspanwj. or chime in on facebook. look for c-span to weigh in there. we also take emails, journal @c-span.org. interceptions of immigrants stubborning low, border security efforts
day, sooner or later, he is going to say obama had a good idea. >> but what we know is that canter was not interested in finding common ground with the president, but interested in remaking the republican party. as a leader of the so-called "young guns" on the hill, canter was recruiting like-minded candidates for the midterms. he called them, coached them and answered the text messages and raised lots and lots of money tor them and through his pac in 2010, canter donated $657,000 to soon to be new members of the house, and he helped to raise millions more for their campaigns, and when the 112th congress was seated with 87 gop freshmen, eric canter had a lot of new allies. his party was in the majority and he was not the whip anymore, but the leader with influence rivalling john boehner's. for his part, joe biden increasingly became president obama's go-to fix it man with a hand from iraq to afghanistan to the new banking regulations to the auto bailout, and he is now regarded by some as the most influential vice president ever, and the last up with was dick cheney which is why the
for that report. >>> the obama administration may be stepping up its push for some form of new gun control legislation. but will the president be able to rally the support of congress? most importantly, the american public at the same time? we'll dig deeper with our chief political analyst gloria borger. here's what the president recently said on "meet the press." i'll play the clip. >> we're not going to get this done unless the american people decide it's important. and so this is not going to be simply a matter of me spending political capital. one of the things that you learn, having now been in this office for four years, is the old adage of public opinion. without public opinion there's not something you can't do and wut it there's very little you can't get done in this town. i'm going to be putting my full weight behind it. >> now, remind our viewers why so many democrats have been reluctant to even talk about gun control over these past several years. >> yeah. it's almost 20 years, wolf. it goes back to 1994. that was the big election which republicans took control of the congress.
news. >>> after the newtown massacre, president obama, of course, put vice president joe biden in charge of figuring out better gun laws for the nation. and now, biden's task force is getting ideas from new york mayor michael bloomberg. he, of course, is an extremely outspoken advocate for tougher gun control. bloomberg wants changes, including background checks on all gun sales, and a limit on high-capacity magazines and military, assault-style weapons. >>> and the white house is braced for a confirmation battle, now that president obama has nominated former republican senator chuck hagel to be the next secretary of defense. as abc's martha raddatz reports, hagel's critics are already speaking out. >> reporter: president obama made clear just how important this nomination is for the country. >> my most solemn obligation is the security of the american people. >> reporter: chuck hagel knows the horrors of war firsthand. at 21, a poor kid from nebraska, he volunteered to go to vietnam. fighting side-by-side, with his 19-year-old brother, tom. he got two purple hearts. one when s
live to the white house. president obama is set to name jack lew as the next treasury secretary, becoming the 76 to treasury secretary so far. so far only one republican has come not in opposition. we will hear from the president and likely jack lew as well. vice president joe biden continues meetings on the gun violence task force coming hearing from walnut -- wildlife interest groups this morning. he is doing a widespread review of the safety laws. he will be meeting in about half an hour with the national rifle association. president obama has set a late january deadline for vice- president biden's proposals. before the meeting got under way, he spoke to reporters for about 15 minutes. >> let me thank you all for being here. you represent the bulk of sportsmen in this country, and you all know this is a complicated issue. there is no singular solution to how we deal with the kind of things that happen in new town or colorado or the general gun violence in america today. the president and i and the cabinet, we understand it is a complicated issue. that is why when the presiden
this morning including president obama rolling out his picks for secretary of defense and cia director. we'll show you what he said about his nominees and what the skeptics are saying from both sides of the aisle. before we get to the news live here at 5. 306789 in new york city, alabama cemented the status as a bona fide college football dynasty after thrashing an overmatched notre dame team. 42-14. the crimson tide cruised to the third national title in just four years. they become the first team in the bcs era to win back to back titles as well. alabama's big win assures the rest of the country we won't stop hearing those taunting sec chants as this conference has now won an amazing seven straight national titles. we'll have the full highlights of the performance in just a moment. but first, turning to the news and your federal government, president obama's choices for secretary term national security team are taking shape. securing confirmation for them is going to be a bit more complicated. former republican senator chuck hagel, a decorated soldier and veteran from nebraska has been t
.s. and 13 abroad. many were living with their abusers. the obama administration has unveiled new rules allowing undocumented immigrants to avoid lengthy separations from u.s. family members while applying for legal status. current u.s. policy forces immigrants who entered the country without authorization to return to their native countries for visas,r then bars them from re-entering the u.s. for as long as a decade. starting in march, family members who can demonstrate extreme hardship if separated from u.s. family members may be eligible for a waiver allowing them to re-enter the country more quickly. the new policy could potentially spare hundreds of thousands of families from being kept apart. new scientific research has shed further doubt on claims about the environmental benefits of the natural-gas drilling process known as fracking. researchers with the national oceanic and atmospheric administration and the university of colorado say methane may be escaping from gas sites at much higher rates than previously thought. data suggests as much as 9% of total methane produced may be
, we witnessed a first inauguration of president obama. like a virgin ♪ >> this time around, stephmy miller and her team of two term comics are coming to make this a party d.c. will never forget. on january 19th, just two days before obama's second inauguration the sexy liberal comedy tour starring hal sparks, john fuglesang aisha tyler and the goddess of liberals, stephanie miller will perform life at the warner theatre in washington, d.c. tickets are available at ticketmaster.com and if you want to skip the fees, stop by the warner theatre box office at 511 -- the tea baggers lost in november. so stephanie is going to do her thing before the inaugural ball. >> that means two things. >> that's the stephanie miller sexy liberal comedy tour live in d.c. inauguration weekend. for more information, go to sexyliberal.com. >> stephanie: all right yea! story. calling audibles. speaking of sexy liberals. comedian rick overton live in studio in hour number two. >> inaudible. i was yelling. >> stephanie: all right. hal sparks had to cancel today. he's got a thing with a guy at a place. rick o
. martha: really. bill: maybe not. martha: maybe not. bill: on the topic of money, president obama is settling on the new pick for treasury secretary. he might announce it sometime this week. jack lew would replace timothy geithner if confirmed. prior to this role he was the direct are to you of office of management and budget. before that lew was the first deputy secretary of state and management resources. martha: washington is still reeling from the president's nomination of chuck hagel as the next secretary of defense. new hampshire senator kelly ayotte, one of a chorus of critics slamming the former nebraska senator. she says this. while i deeply respect senator hagel's service in vietnam i'm concerned by several boxes he took as senator, longstanding opposition to increase iran sanctions and his regarding hezbollah and hamas as well as our close al eye israel. senator hagel has one big fan, he has a lot of fans. this one is raising eyebrows the rogue nation of iran. a foreign ministry spokesman calls the nomination, a sign of quote, practical change to american foreign policy
by far. the obama administration plans to cut u.s. forces in afghanistan by more than half during the next 16 months. we will start this morning on the domestic front. you have seen the headlines about the heightened volume of flu this year and the decision of some health care workers not to get vaccinated, a choice that has cost some of them their jobs. what are your thoughts on mandated vaccinations for health care workers? all others can call in, 202-585- 3882. yuka post your thoughts on facebook, twitter, or e-mail us . dr. anthony fauci is the director of the national institutes of allergy and infectious diseases, joining us on the phone. the houston chronicle headline this morning -- what is going on? guest: you never know why, with influenza. it's unpredictable accept that we have a flu season every year. what we are seeing this year and what is spurring the headlines is the way this started off earlier than usual with a strain of flu that is a bad sprain in the sense that it's making people more ill than some other strains, we are on the way to what looks like as bad a yea
.4 to fannie mae. there's a report published monday that says the obama administration spent nearly $18 billion on immigration enforcement last year, more than the spending on all the other major federal law enforcement agencies combined. that is 15 times greater than immigration spending in 1986. the nonpart son migration policy institute says immigration has become the government's highest law enforcement priority. among those likely to be unhappy with this report, critics who say the administration has been soft on immigration violators. >>> president obama meets with his defense secretary today but it's not his new choice for that job, former nebraska senator chuck hagel that has republicans reeling. nbc's tracie potts is live in washington this morning with more on how his pentagon and cia nominations could prompt the next big fight on capitol hill. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. we're already seeing democrats and republicans here with concerns about hagel. john brennan, protests by aclu and others on that nomination. protests outside the white house questioning
a pair of potential confirmation fights. president obama's choices to oversee the pentagon and the c.i.a. will now be called to answer questions about everything from israel to iran to interrogations. there has been much speculation about both nominations, but the president made them official this afternoon in the east room of the white house. >> my choice for two key members of my national security team. chuck hagel, former secretary of defense and john brennan for director of the central intelligence agency. >> woodruff: hagel is a vietnam veteran who would replace the retiring leon panetta. he would be the first defense secretary who saw combat as an enlisted soldier. >> in chuck hagel our troops see a decorated combat veteran of character and strength. they see one of their own. chuck is the champion of our troops and our veterans and our military families. as the leader of the v.a., he fought to give our veterans the benefits they deserve. as head of the u.s.o., he devoted himself to caring for our troops. >> woodruff: the former senator from nebraska who left office in 2009 sai
hagel at the top spot. the obama's administration's baitle plan is beginning to take shape. >> chuck hagel is the leader that our troops deserve. he is an american patriot. he enlisted in the army and volunteered for vietnam. to this day chuck bears the scars and shrapnel from battles he fought in our name. >> hagel himself, the former senator defending his own record in a exclusive interview with his hometown newspaper, telling "lincoln general star" the distortions of my record have been astounding. will the white house make the sell on capitol hill? a place where even senators in the president's own party remain divided on this pick. >> i believe the president should be able to have his team, but the advice and consent of the senate is an important responsibility and we have to do independently and there are questions that need to be answered. >> chuck hagel is his own man. he wears no man's collar. he will continue to be his own man. that is the kind of person you want as secretary of state when you're in the room deciding about war and peace, you want somebody to give their hone
gender gap in the presidential election. and it went to president obama. does it matter that we have women in there? why does it matter? and we ask the question, we just elected an historic number of democratic women. you think it will matter? and 56% of these independent and said yes. only 8% said no. that is a significant change. part of our job here at emily's list, and argue in government and politics, is to say it does matter. women's leadership is important for our society. that is part of what we're doing here. host: republican line in georgia. caller: thank you for taking my call. the fellow from va a kind of stole my thunder. you keep presenting your position and the position of your firm as a woman's organization. in actuality, all it is is a democratic women's organization. since the other guy stole my thunder, i just wanted to make that point. i hope my friends and colleagues in the republican party are listening to how the democratic party and folks like yourself have done a fantastic job of packaging the little pieces of a voting bloc and appealing to certain people and
will add that president obama said a lot on the campaign trail that he wanted to tie federal aid to college's ability to keep costs down. we have not seen specifics on that. it will be interesting. something to watch to see if he actually does that. >> we have seen some specifics from the prior version of that proposal. the students aid and fiscal responsibility act, which passed the house, but provisions were dropped from the bill. eventually became the health care and education reconciliation act. campus based funding -- the perkins loan, the grant, a federal work study -- tying it to a college's success in keeping tuition from growing too quickly. also their success enrolling pell grant recipients. the final proposal will be different, but president obama said he wanted to expand the perkins loan program. about exactly the same size as the private student loan market place. it is perhaps intended to wipe out private student loans. also to double the number of federal work study programs over a five-year period. a college possibility to get that increase aid would be tied to their ability
captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> ifill: president obama filled out his second term national security team today, tapping former republican senator chuck hagel for the top job at the defense department and counterterrorism adviser john brennan to run the c.i.a. good evening. i'm gwen ifill. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. on the newshour tonight, we have more on the nominations and the vigorous debate about the president's picks. >> ifill: then margaret warner has the latest on an $8.5 billion settlement against ten major banks over foreclosure abuses. >> woodruff: ray suarez breaks down a new report detailing health care spending since the passing of the affordable care act. >> ifill: and we continue our series of conversations with newly elected members of congress. tonight: texas republican senator ted cruz, a vocal opponent of the eleventh-hour fiscal cliff deal. >> i would have voted against it because i think it was a lousy deal. it wasn't a serious response to the grave fiscal and economic problems facing this country. >> major funding for the pbs new
barack obama is expected to round out his new national security team next week. washington insiders say that former republican senator shut hay- gel of nebraska is the front runner for the secretary of state the job. but the prospect has already drawn sharp criticism from a number of pro it is early and gay groups. meanwhile, acting cia director might go more rally is competing with counter-terrorism adviser john marin and to be the new spy chief. the president returns from his hole why eat family vacation on sunday and he is expected to announce some of his picks on monday. >> critics of arizona as a medical marijuana law thought it would cause " marijuana madness " among teams. but that did not happen. a new study shows that pot use by teenagers is actually declining in arizona since the law was passed in 2010. it is still, the overall average is down. most of the teens surveyed say that they got marijuana from their friends. about 12 percent said they got from someone with a medical marijuana card. >> the fda wants to make food safer, " before " it gets to your plate. possibly before
. >> shepard: president obama says he is speeding up the transition in afghanistan. made the announcement today. u.s. troops are now to shift to a support role this spring. months earlier than the pentagon originally predicted. the president made that announcement after meeting with his counterpart from afghanistan. harmid karzai at the white house. >> starting this spring, our troops will have a different mission. training, advising, assisting, afghan forces. it will be historic moment. >> most of the 66,000 combat troops in afghanistan are set to leave at the end of next year. the president says he has not yet decided whether to speed up that down draw or how many american force also stay around after 2014. this week at the white house said it would consider leaving zero ground troops behind but that was largely seen as a negotiating employee with the afghans. the president is keeping the option on the table, probably for that reason. jennifer griffin at the pentagon. is he also promising the afghans a strategic partisanship, what's -- partnership. >> the strategic partnership how many troops
and democratic speaker tip o'neill, but the basic structure is sound. >> that's president obama during the first presidential debate decribing social security as structurally sound, he has no plans to change it. but there are new dire warnings that the fed is badly underestimating the amount they have to pay in the coming years and we don't have enough money to do it. for the sense why this issue is getting new attention, in there were beneficiaries, had a.4 million. by the end of 201155.4 million, a 22% increase in just 11 years. back in 2000 social security beneficiaries paid out 407.7 billion bucks, by the end of 20 2 2011, 698.1 billion. it's not getting better from there. fox business's gerri willis is with me. we don't have enough money. the two guys took a comprehensive look and op-ed said it's worse than anybody is letting you know. we're going to run out of money, the social security trust fund is going to be depleted years earlier than the feds suggest. what is the time frame we're looking at? >> well, let me tell you, this is a huge, huge problem and you can blame the baby boomers bec
. >>> also, new details this morning about the secret service prostitution scandal ahead of president obama's visit to colombia last year. a justice department report found three drug enforcement administration agents had paid for sexual services. now, two of those agents hired a prostitute for a visiting secret service supervisor. the agents used their d.e.a. blackberries to arrange the encounters and later tried to delete the information. >>> and after a voft visit to the pentagon yesterday, hamid karzai meets at the white house today with president obama. the u.s. drawdown in afghanistan through next year is on the top of the agenda in all of karzai's meetings. leon panetta said, the u.s. is in, quote, the last chapter of the afghan war. >>> here's something you don't see every day, snow blanketing the holy land. it was the biggest snowstorm in jerusalem in 20 years. all of the city's holiest sites were covered with several inches. eight people were killed this week as the storm battered the region. >> rare scene. >> the children were having fun. >>> when we come back this morning, a mis
, california. republican line. caller: hi, pedro. first of all, i was stunned that obama was re-elected but i'm pessimistic about the nation's economy and future of it. but for my own personal standpoint i'm optimistic about my situation. i have been unemployed a little over two years and i was under the impression i would get 99 weeks in california. but because of the formula i only got 70-something and it is long gone. but i learned during the last couple of years that california used to be almost impossible to get permanent disability but now there's attorney services advertised on tv to say they won't charge unless you get a reward from disability. and they say there are ways to get it in california that you are probably not aware of. so i'm going monday to check that out. and i think that i'm a republican, of course, but i may join the democrats now. i'm for the welfare society and entitlements. i'm going to get permanent disability and be set for life. host: when you look at how you gauge whether you are worried or optimistic as a whole what do you look at? what factors do you look at?
directly to secretary of state clinton or president obama? >> vispoken to each of them. >> and they have said what? >> that they will do everything they can to help us get bob home. >> and what are they doing? >> i believe that they're working through diplomatic channels, as i said. the ones i know are working on a daily basis are the fbi agents. and they have been extremely diligent in uncovering anything they can dpiend about bob. >> i know that you have been very patient, your family's been very patient and you want the government to do everything. i hope the united states can step up the pressure. we don't like to leave americans overseas like that. anyway, thank you. nice to see you. come on back. >> thank you. thank you. >> now to new dangers from the recently published gun map, showing the names and addresses of new york gun owners. rockland county law enforcement saying the journal news map is putting their officers in the line of fire. they say jail inmates are taunting officer, threatening the officers that they may know the guards' home addresses. the rockland county sheriff i
with deficits or budgets or cliff. after newtown, president obama asked vice president biden to come up with concrete steps to curb gun violence and said, quote, no later than january. so right now in the eisenhower executive office building, which is right next door to the white house, joe biden is sitting down with gun violence victims and gun safety groups. and our dan lothian is watching all of this closely. this all seems to be unfolding fairly quickly, certainly by washington standards. so do we know at this point where the joe biden group is heading in terms of policy, or is it an open book? >> reporter: well, you know, to some extent, it is an open book. and you are correct in that this is moving very quickly, and the president had pointed out early on that when he formed this group and had the vice president lead it, that he wanted to get some policy proposals by the end of this month. so that's the reason that you're seeing this move very quickly. but some of the things that the white house has been talking about are universal background checks. that's something that they beli
things the obama administration could do on the mental health front and on enforcing existing laws when it comes to tracking guns through the computer system that was set up. we have to come together. i think it is one of those enough is enough moments. it's one of those pivotal moments. i believe it is happening. but i do want to say to the viewers, it's really up to you, because it's going to take courage for certain colleagues to step up to the plate. and we have to make sure people know that if they do the right thing, it will be noticed, and it will be rewarded by support. >> senator boxer, thank you for your leadership on this. i appreciate your time. >> thanks. >> on "the ed show." thank you so much. share your thoughts with us on twitter and facebook. we always want to know what you think. >>> coming up, gun clubs claim they're training hundreds of teachers to carry guns in schools. but are they telling the truth? we've got the facts about firearms and safety of students, next. she knows you like no one else. and you wouldn't have it any other way. but your erectile dysfunction
term as house speaker secured, does john boehner has a strategy for dealing with president obama and can he survive the coming battle over the debt. welcome to the journal editorial report, i'm paul gigot. well, with no time to spare, congress passed and president obama signed into law this week a bill to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. the new years day deal represents the biggest tax increase the country has seen in 20 years, all in return for billions of dollars in new spending and spun of course, as a tax cut for the middle class. here with a look at what it it means for your pocket book, and the u.s. economy in 2013, wall street journal columnist and deputy editor dan henninger, mary o'grady and steve moore. let's go to you first, steve. based on our conversations this week, you like this deal a little more than do i. why don't you make the best case for it, for the deal? >> well, paul, this was for republicans a kind of eat your spinach moment. i just don't see any other alternative to what happened. and look, i think this is a rancid deal for so many reasons, especially
to do so next week. >> she intends to testify about at tack in benghazi, libya. president obama nominated senator john kerry to replace her, kerry needs to be confirmed by the senate. >> now that the fiscal cliff deal is done, financial world looking to tim think geithner, who will step down around the time of president obama's inauguration january 20th even if there isn't a deal to raise the debt ceiling. the 51-year-old has been a key figure in fiscal cliff talks. white house chief of staff yord to be in the lead for that job. >> lawmakers took an oath of office. the house reelected john boehner as speaker. among those sworn in were two from the bay area, jared houghman. the district covers the north coast to oregon border and eric swalwell, representing california's new 15th district, peting incumbent, pete stark. it's expected to be a challenging first few months for lawmakers with several deadlines looming. here in washington it's out with the old, in with the new. do you swear and affirm you'll support the united states of the united states? >> the congress was sworn n it'
. president obama wants to help our students succeed. from the recovery act and its support for the education system, to the student loan reforms that enable us to help more students to tell grants, -- pell grants, and efforts to help students repay their loans. we have had major strides. i hope it is our shared goal of reclaiming america's standing by 2020 as the country with the highest per portion of college regiments. -- college graduates. host: that is the senator a fire on the senate floor as they debated raising the student loan interest rates -- that is the senator of iowa on the senate floor as the debated raising the student loan interest rates. our next guest has been writing on the topic of student loans. josh mitchell, thank you for joining us this evening. guest: thank you for having me. host: tell me about the rise of student lending in 2000's. tost: it is important to geo college. more and more people are going to school. you also have for-profit schools. then you also had -- [indiscernible] host: josh, i will put you on hold. there is a bit of a break up on your phone. we wil
obama outlined his vision for the new year. >> we need to promote our energy independence and protect our planet from the harmful effects much climate change and shielding our children from the horrors of gun violence. >> president said that he's looking forward to work with the new congress and proud that they passed landmark legislation. >>> the first family will conclude the holiday break late tonight. they're scheduled to depart from hey high around midnight. -- from hawaii around midnight. the first family started the end of the year vacation on december 21st. but the president returned to washington last week to help negotiate the fiscal cliff deal. >>> your tax refund could be coming late they are year and you can blame the fiscal cliff deal. they will issue tax forms based on the laws. the agency will not start accepting tax returns. but two years ago congress was in a similar bind. and tax season didn't begin till mid-february. >>> minority house leader nancy pilosi is depending a photo depicting women democrats in the state. she's calling it and accurate historical error. th
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